InstructionsGood way to use up leftover beads from other projects. All you need is some time, headpins and or eyepins and earring findings.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Funky, Romantic, Classic, Cute, Whimsical
Various glass, resin and gemstone (including amethyst, crystal, onyx and hematite) beads from my "Leftover Bead" box, plus headpins, eyepins and earring findings.
What was your inspiration?
I'm from Maryland, so naturally I am a Baltimore Ravens fan (and they are awesome even if we did lose a "squeaker" championship game yesterday). Local tv has been all about showing your Ravens' colors this week, in particular, purple (and to a lesser extent, black and gold). Someone from a local beadshop was interviewed one evening and said that there weren't many purple beads you could use and I totally disagreed with that. So, I raided my "leftover bead" box and found quite a few -- enough to make at least 5 pairs of earrings before I got tired of making earrings.
What are you most proud of?
Our Ravens! Win or lose, they are just a great team.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Great way to use up your leftover beads from other projects. Using eyepins allows you to build in more movement in your earring. Look closely at some of my earrings to see how I used an eyepin to facilitate the attachment of a 2nd "swinging" pin of beads.